Photos: Gov. Newsom announces new stay-at-home order as COVID-19 hospitalizations hit record

A healthcare worker hands out self-administered COVID-19 tests to motorists at Long Beach City College on Dec. 9.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide order setting new restrictions tied to regional strains on critical care services as COVID-19 cases continued to rise.

The rules strictly affected, among other things, outings, travel and in-person shopping.

They were designed to last for at least 21 days once local critical-care facilities approached capacity, a period that could extend into the new year in some places.

Here are recent pandemic-time photos from around the Southland.

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Holiday lights reflect off Alamitos Bay as a gondolier takes a single passenger for a ride on Dec. 8.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
The silhouette of a man, a lighthouse and a palm tree are seen on a blufftop, with Catalina in the distance.
A visitor takes in the view of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island from Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Rancho Palos Verdes on Dec. 8.
(Christina House / Los Angeles Times)
A car flashes by as a woman stands in a crosswalk, carting a large bag and pulling other belongings behind her.
A homeless woman attempts to cross James M. Wood Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
A woman in a bikini and bare feet uses a street-corner hand-washing station.
A woman uses a hand-washing station on 5th Street in downtown Los Angeles.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Ana Ivette Zacarias stands beside the open hatchback of a car and removes clothes from a plastic bag.
Medical assistant Ana Ivette Zacarias, 25, gets ready to change her clothes after working a shift at South Central Family Health Center.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
Kim Carr and Tito Ortiz stand with right hands raised inside council chambers.
Huntington Beach City Clerk Robin Estanislau swears in new Mayor Kim Carr and Mayor Pro Tem Tito Ortiz at the Dec. 8 City Council meeting.
(Matt Szabo)
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Bryan Yudko and his wife, Pam, enjoy a meal and the view in Manhattan Beach recently as a new shutdown loomed in L.A. County.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
People stand in a park with their hands in prayer pose as sunshine slants through trees.
People participate in a tai chi class at Dr. Paul Carlson Memorial Park in Culver City on Nov. 29.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
People dine in the early evening next to a pier decorated with holiday lights.
People dine along Manhattan Beach Boulevard in early December.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Two girls, one holding a smaller child, sit on a bench in front of a table, behind which Santa Claus sits.
Catherine Mejia, 7, left; Damian Rocha, 4 months; and Lizzette Mejia, 11, have their photo taken, with Santa separated by plexiglass, at the Citadel Outlets in Commerce.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
Protesters wearing face masks stand near a sign reading "Respect" as a woman sits in the driver's seat of a car.
Nurse Helena Harvilicz sways in her car to Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” on Dec. 2 at Keck Hospital of USC in Lincoln Heights, where nurses were protesting unsafe working conditions.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Next to mylar balloons that spell out "COVID," a protesting nurse raises a fist.
COVID-19 nurse Jennifer Labis protests Dec. 2 at Keck Hospital of USC.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Two people hold hands as they skate on an otherwise empty rink at twilight. Sunset illuminates a beach behind them.
A couple, wearing masks, skate at dusk at the Pasea Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
A toddler tries to climb onto a swing at a playground surrounded by yellow caution tape.
Maala Sampath, 2, tries to climb onto a swing at a closed playground at Glen Anderson Park in Redondo Beach.
(Christina House / Los Angeles Times)
Two people, one of them carrying an umbrella, wait in line.
People wait in line at a walk-up COVID-19 testing site at San Fernando Recreation Park on Dec. 1.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
A man and his pickup truck are silhouetted by the setting sun.
A surfer takes in the sunset at Bolsa Chica State Beach on Dec. 1. Warm, dry weather is forecast for the rest of the week, with the possibility of strong Santa Ana winds elevating the chance of wildfires.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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A mural of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez with red paint splattered on it
A mural featuring Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez was defaced in Mar Vista on Nov. 30.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A pedestrian in sunglasses and a face mask
A masked pedestrian walks past a depiction of Mona Lisa wearing a mask at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on Dec. 1.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A man sits on the grass near a sculpture
A man rests next to a statue titled, “Endless V,” by Jaume Plensa — currently wrapped in plastic to protect it from vandalism — along Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills on Dec. 1.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A group of people protest on a street corner
Registered Nurse Cianna Christopher, center, joins other medical professionals Nov. 30 at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks to raise concerns over “lack of COVID-19 testing for patients and staff, continued insufficient PPE and dangerous lack of staff on duty.”
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Surfers in black wetsuits bob in the water. In the background is a container ship.
One of the about 20 container ships waiting in line to be unloaded at the ports of L.A. and Long Beach on Nov. 30 provides a backdrop to surfers in Huntington Beach.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
A woman and child walk hand in hand, both wearing masks
Anabel Garcia, left, walks with her aunt Sucelly Morales at the Plaza Mexico shopping mall in Lynwood.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
A woman, carrying a dog under each arm, walks down a corridor past mannequins of boys.
Martha Ortiz of Hawthorne carries her two Yorkshire terriers, Leia and Anakin, while shopping at Plaza Mexico in Lynwood. New restrictions limited retail stores to 20% of capacity.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
City officials, seen through plexiglass surrounding a gaming table, speak to the media inside a card room.
Bell Gardens City Manager Micael B. O’Kelly, center, listens to Hawaiian Gardens Casino general counsel Keith Sharp, at the podium, as a call is made Nov. 30 for L.A. County supervisors to continue to allow outdoor gaming for local card rooms.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A woman, with a band, sings into a microphone as a man walks across a stage.
Pastor Johnteris Tate presides over a socially distanced outdoor Sunday service at Mt. Moriah Church of L.A. on Nov. 29.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A huge Christmas tree dominates a mall courtyard as a man walks by and a few others ride an escalator.
A light crowd is seen Nov. 30 at the Westfield Valencia Town Center as sweeping new restrictions went into effect in Los Angeles County.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
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A zip tie secures the gate of a fence around a playground where a sign reads "Playground closed due to maintenance."
Playgrounds that are not part of a school or child-care center must close under the county’s latest order, including Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach, seen on Nov. 30.
(Christina House / Los Angeles Times)
A few people carry bags at an outdoor mall courtyard, where a tree is covered in holiday lights.
With new coronavirus rules in effect, the Westfield Valencia Town Center in Valencia was not busy on Nov. 30.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
A few people walk outdoors in front of a mall's shops.
People visit the Plaza Mexico shopping mall in Lynwood on Nov. 30.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Shoppers in masks walk past an advertising poster of a woman drinking from a champagne flute and blowing bubbles.
Shoppers in masks pass an ad of a woman blowing bubbles at Westfield Valencia Town Center on Nov. 30.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Nine people sit for dinner at a round table on the beach at sunset.
Members of the Hobbs-Brown family have a Thanksgiving dinner on the sand at Bolsa Chica State Beach on Nov. 25.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Daniel Drockton, in brightly colored outfit and hat, strums a guitar as people in costume descend a sand dune.
Wearing his autumn best, Daniel Drockton plays guitar while his cousin Riley (in red), uncle Tony (yellow hat) and cousin Deanna (as a pink elephant) run down a sand dune with kids at the Hermosa Beach Pier.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Family members gathered around a picnic table, and plates full of food, raise their glasses for a toast.
Aaron Liggett, left, makes a toast as Thanksgiving dinner is served outside his parents’ home in Manhattan Beach. Clockwise from Aaron are brother Austin and wife Nina, parents David and Robin Liggett, and Aaron’s wife, Michelle, and son Waylon.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Sand churns up in front of them as a laughing man and boy ride a sled.
On a sunny Thanksgiving Day, Jack Venning, 8, sleds down a sand dune with his uncle Marc near the pier in Hermosa Beach.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
In front of an elaborate flower arrangement, two women in scrubs and masks stand with their arms around an older woman.
Ararat Nursing Facility resident Shake Godjamanianon, with nurse Zovinar Bolkorkian, left, and executive director Margarita Kechichian, inspects a Thanksgiving bouquet from her son at the facility in Mission Hills.
(Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)
Daliah Stoye and two other young people sit at a cardboard table with plates of food.
Wearing a mask, Dalilah Stoye,13, left, leads her family in a blessing before their Thanksgiving feast. Despite windy conditions, they still ate outside on a backyard patio with heaters on each table.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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A dozen Barnard family members stand around a marble-topped kitchen island with their heads bowed.
The Barnard family says a prayer before sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner in Riverside. They had planned to have the holiday outside because of the pandemic, but moved it indoors because of high winds. “We didn’t want COVID to take away our tradition,” Tommy Barnard said.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Anthony Curry leans over a small grill next to a pot and other of his belongings next to a tent on the sidewalk.
Anthony Curry, 52, cooks outside his tent in the skid row area of Los Angeles. The number of people living on the sidewalks in L.A. has grown during the pandemic.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
People in bandannas and masks hold up phones and clap at an outdoor news conference.
Business owners and supporters listen to a news conference held by the California Coalition for Safe Reopening at the Abbey in West Hollywood on Nov. 25.
(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
A man bends over to put carrots on the ground in front of his leashed pet pig outside his RV.
Bill Lancaster of Oakley, Calif., feeds his pot-bellied pig, Charlie, at Dockweiler RV Park in Playa del Rey.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
A line of people wait on a sidewalk outside a restaurant. In the foreground, a bus-bench ad says "Made in L.A."
People wait in line for coronavirus tests in front of a closed Taix French Restaurant in Echo Park.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A little boy in a blue sweatshirt and Fortnite masks crosses his arms with a red tote bag over his shoulder
Jordon Foster, 7, picks up a Thanksgiving meal at Manchester Avenue Elementary.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
A woman in a mask and heart-shaped sunglasses peers into the window of a restaurant, seen from inside.
Sarah De Sa Rego waits for her order outside All Day Baby restaurant in Silver Lake on Nov. 18, the day a temporary ban on outdoor restaurant dining went into effect in L.A. County.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A woman bends over to get a handle on her pushcart full of boxes and bags of food.
Monica Marquez of South Gate wheels home food for her family of five after waiting in line at South Gate High School for meals distributed by L.A. Unified.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
The sun sets behind a long row of palm trees as a group of beachgoers are silhouetted in the foreground
Beachgoers watch the sunset in the Long Beach neighborhood of Belmont Shore.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Rapper Snoop Dogg pulls down his mask to smile at a motorist through her window.
Rapper Snoop Dogg chats with Monica Sandoval after helping to load her car with food and drinks during Inglewood’s annual turkey giveaway at SoFi Stadium.
(Christina House/Los Angeles Times)
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Nurses hold battery operated candles; one carries a sign that reads "Some cuts don't heal."
Registered nurses at UCLA Medical Center hold a nighttime vigil to alert the public about patient safety concerns as COVID-19 hospitalizations spike across the county.
(Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)
Two motorcyclists drive by as people dine alfresco at a restaurant in Redondo Beach.
Customers dine alfresco in Redondo Beach. L.A. County suspended outdoor dining beginning Nov. 18.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
People carrying flags crowd a sidewalk. A person carries a sign reading "I will not comply. No on curfews."
Hundreds gather at the Huntington Beach Pier and Pacific Coast Highway to protest the state-mandated curfew.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Among flag-carrying protesters, a man carries a sign that reads "Disobey the lockdown."
Protesters in Huntington Beach.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Protesters carry signs reading "Trump Forever" and "Our governor is an idiot."
People protest in Huntington Beach on Nov. 21.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
A man skateboards, another rides a bike and other people fill outdoor tables at a restaurant.
Business was lighter than usual but still busy Nov. 21 on Main Street in Huntington Beach.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Two women, unmasked, speak across an outdoor table at a restaurant.
Friends dine in Redondo Beach. On Nov. 18, outdoor restaurant dining was suspended for at least three weeks in L.A. County.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Casa India on South Broadway in downtown L.A. serves meals outside.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
A masked commuter rides the bus in downtown L.A.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
A shopper reaches for a package of toilet paper on a partially empty shelf at a Ralphs supermarket in Calabasas.
Paper goods were running low at a Ralphs supermarket in Calabasas on Nov. 19.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
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A person in a face covering walks on a city sidewalk with a tent and vendors' carts in the background
A person walks along MacArthur Park the evening of Nov. 19.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
A crowd of people gathers on benches and a sidewalk under street lights at a park.
People gather at MacArthur Park on Nov. 19.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Shadows cast against a gray wall by pedestrians and street signs
Pedestrians in downtown Santa Ana. Orange County was put back in the state’s most restrictive tier for reopening on Nov. 16, along with Los Angeles and most other counties.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
A tile mural of the Virgin of Guadalupe
A mural of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the downtown Santa Ana Historic District.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
People walk in a theme park
Masked visitors walk in the Hollywood Land section at Disney California Adventure on Nov. 19 after the park opened for retail and dining but without rides or other attractions.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
A woman in Minnie Mouse ears pushes a stroller while her daughter in a Disney dress walks next to her
April Levar and daughter Ruth walk in the Downtown Disney District for some shopping.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
People, some without masks, walk past street vendors on a crowded city sidewalk
Pedestrians walk along South Alvarado Street between Wilshire and 7th Street in the MacArthur Park area.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
An elderly man receives food and drink from a masked volunteer in a line of people
Mario Ynostrosa, left, of the Los Angeles Restoration Church, helps with food distribution at MacArthur Park.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
A person wears a full-body protective suit while pushing their luggage through an airport hallway
A traveler wears full-body protective gear at Los Angeles International Airport. Fliers can get a coronavirus test at the airport for $150, with results provided within 24 hours.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
A health worker uses a nasal swab to administer a coronavirus on a traveler at LAX.
Ana Ramos is tested for the coronavirus Nov. 17 in the Tom Bradley Terminal of Los Angeles International Airport.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
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A group wearing personal protective equipment walks through the Tom Bradley International terminal at LAX.
A group wearing personal protective equipment walks through the Tom Bradley International terminal at LAX on Nov. 17.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
A man in a mask walks along 9th Street in Los Angeles on Nov. 17.
A man walks along 9th Street in Los Angeles. L.A. County could see a new stay-at-home order if COVID-19 cases keep rising.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
A man rides his bike along 4th Street in Los Angeles with a mural of two people behind him.
A man rides his bike along 4th Street in Los Angeles on Nov. 17.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Customers shop along Maple Avenue in Los Angeles near a mannequin in a mask, hat, track jacket and sunglasses.
Customers shop along Maple Avenue in the Santee area of downtown Los Angeles.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
A server walks by the long bar and a large scale at Watson's Original Soda Fountain in Orange.
A server wears a protective mask at Watson’s Original Soda Fountain in downtown Orange.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
An advertisement of people in formal wear provides a backdrop for a masked pedestrian.
A woman walks along Maple Avenue in the Santee area of downtown Los Angeles.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
An aerial view shows rows of brake lights as many cars are lined up at Dodger Stadium's COVID test site.
Cars line up at the coronavirus testing site at Dodger Stadium.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Waiting cars stack up in lines between orange traffic cones in Dodger Stadium's parking lot.
People wait for coronavirus tests at the drive-through site at Dodger Stadium.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
A health worker in protective gear uses a long-handled device to give a motorist a plastic bag with a swab.
Orange County Health Care Agency personnel conduct testing at the drive-through site at the O.C. Fair & Event Center on Nov. 12 in Costa Mesa.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
A person holds a sign that says "Start test now" while standing in front of a large video screen showing Mayor Garcetti.
A volunteer guides people through the test swab process at the Dodger Stadium site.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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A motorist leans out the window of her open car door to deposit several plastic bags with test swabs.
People deposit self-administered test vials in a drop basket at a drive-in testing site at Mission Grove Shopping Center in Riverside on Nov. 12.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

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A girl, standing in front of a sign that says "Hey, Angelenos! Know your status," holds a test swab.
Natalie Robles prepares to take a coronavirus test at Union Station in Los Angeles.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
People wearing masks walk through a subway station
Commuters wear face coverings inside Union Station.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Images from around the country mark quiet observances on Veterans Day 2020.

A nurse bends over to draw blood from a woman in a mask
Latasha James takes a COVID-19 antibody test at South Central Family Health Center in Los Angeles.
(Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
A street performer dressed as Pennywise the clown holds an arm out toward a masked couple walking on the sidewalk
Andy Nguyen, left, and Diana Sy of Fairfax, Va., are chased by a street performer dressed as Pennywise from “It” on Hollywood Boulevard.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

People wear masks on an open-top tour bus with the word Hollywood on the side
People wear masks on a Starline tour bus on Hollywood Boulevard.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
A family wearing masks walks behind a cluster of transparent balloons.
Cristobal Moreno, left, his mother, Marivel Moreno, and sister Paloma Moreno of Mexico are framed within a passing vendor’s balloons at Santa Monica Pier.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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Parents, two kids look out the back of their minivan and flash the peace sign at a volunteer holding a fist in the air.
A family waves to a volunteer during a food distribution event at Cerritos College hosted by the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
(Christina House / Los Angeles Times)
A man in a mask stands outside his open car door between lines of vehicles.
Cars wait in line with their trunks open at the Cerritos College food distribution event.
(Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

An aerial view shows two lanes packed with cars on a road leading to Dodger Stadium lined with parkland and trees.
Cars stack up on the road leading to Dodger Stadium’s coronavirus testing site.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)